Federal Aviation Administration April 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Airport Noise Compatibility Planning
Document Number: 2013-08545
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on January 28, 2013, vol. 78, no. 18, page 5857. The respondents are those airport operators voluntarily submitting noise exposure maps and noise compatibility programs to the FAA for review and approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Notice of Landing Area Proposal
Document Number: 2013-08543
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 30, 2012, vol. 77, no. 231, page 71473. FAA Form 7480-1 (Notice of Landing Area Proposal) is used to collect information about any construction, alteration, or change to the status or use of an airport.
Twenty First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2013-08542
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty first meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Eighteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 214, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services
Document Number: 2013-08541
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 214, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Twenty First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 216, Aeronautical Systems Security (Joint Meeting With EUROCAE WG-72)
Document Number: 2013-08539
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty first meeting of RTCA Special Committee 216, Aeronautical Systems Security (Joint Meeting with EUROCAE WG-72).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-08499
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-08498
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-08497
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-08496
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: 2013-08495
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) Transportation Airplane and Engine (TAE) Subcommittee to discuss transport airplane and engine issues.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08454
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the elevator rear spar stiffener assembly. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the elevator rear spar stiffener assembly, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the elevator rear spar stiffener assembly, which could adversely affect elevator structural stiffness, that could lead to elevator vibration and possible interference with the tab control rod and which could result in flutter and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of dual alternating current (AC) generator failure during flight. The failure was attributed to wire chafing along the wing lower flap shroud. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance program to incorporate certain tasks for the electrical wiring interconnection system inspection program. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of both AC generators due to wire chafing, which could result in loss of power to the anti-icing heaters for the elevator horn, engine inlet, and propeller, and consequent ice accumulation in these areas, which could adversely affect the controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08451
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400, -400D, and -400F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of water leakage into the main deck cargo wire integration unit (WIU). The water flowed from the drip shield through disbonded floor seams into the aft main equipment center (MEC) drip shield gutter, then onto the WIU. This proposed AD would require removing the cargo liner support; cleaning the aft MEC drip shield gutter; and doing a one-time general visual inspection for disbonded seams, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would also require installing a fiberglass reinforcement overcoat to the top surface of the aft MEC drip shield gutters and installing the cargo liner support. We are proposing this AD to prevent water penetration into the MEC, which could result in the loss of flight critical systems.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08450
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, 757-200CB, and 757-200PF airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a forward- most cam latch of the forward center cam latch pair on a main cargo door (MCD) broke during flight. This proposed AD would require performing repetitive inspections of the MCD cam latches; replacing cam latches, certain bolts, and door hinge fittings; performing related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary; and MCD rigging. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracked or damaged cam latches, latch pins, and latch pin cross bolts, which could reduce the structural integrity of the MCD, and result in potential rapid decompression of the airplane and potential loss of the cargo door from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-08447
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) model GEnx-2B67 and GEnx-2B67B turbofan engines with booster anti-ice (BAI) air duct, part number (P/N) 2469M32G01, and support bracket, P/N 2469M46G01, installed. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the BAI air duct. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive visual inspections of the BAI air duct, removal from service of the BAI air duct if it fails inspection and, as a mandatory terminating action, the installation of new BAI air duct support brackets. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the BAI air duct, resulting in an in-flight shutdown of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08342
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracked and corroded nuts on an outboard flap support rib. This proposed AD would require, for certain airplanes, repetitive inspections of the cap seal for damaged sealant on nuts common to certain outboard flap support ribs, related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, and replacement of all fasteners in the support ribs, which terminates the repetitive inspections. For certain other airplanes, this proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the cap seal for damaged sealant on nuts common to certain outboard flap support ribs, related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, and if necessary, a detailed inspection to determine the nut type installed in the outboard flap support rib and corrective actions; for these airplanes, this proposed AD provides optional replacement of all fasteners in the support ribs, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracked and corroded nuts and bolts and the installation of incorrect nuts on certain outboard flap support ribs, which could lead to additional nut and bolt damage in the joint, and result in loss of an outboard flap, and adversely affect continued safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08335
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100 and -200 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires replacement of certain underwing fuel tank access covers with stronger, fire-resistant covers. Since we issued that AD, we received reports of standard access doors installed where impact resistant access doors are required and reports of impact resistant doors without stencils. This proposed AD would require inspecting fuel tank access doors to determine that impact resistant access doors are installed in the correct locations, inspecting application of stencils and index markers of impact resistant access doors, corrective actions if necessary, revising the maintenance program, and adding airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent foreign object penetration of the wing tank, which could lead to a fuel leak near ignition sources (engine, hot brakes), consequently leading to a fuel-fed fire.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-08085
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-08082
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08068
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer, which revealed that certain fuel pumps under certain conditions can create an ignition source in the fuel tank. This AD requires modification of the center tank fuel pump control circuit by installation of ground fault interrupters (GFIs). This AD would also require either replacement of the GFI or deactivation of the associated fuel pump following failure of any post-modification operational test of the GFI. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08047
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes; and Model A340-541 airplanes and Model A340- 642 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the bogie pivot pin caused by material heating due to friction between the bogie pivot pin and bush, leading to chrome detachment and chrome dragging on the bogie pivot pin. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for degradation of the bogie pivot pins and for any cracks and damage of the pivot pin bushes of the main and central landing gear; a magnetic particle inspection of the affected bogie pivot pins for corrosion and base metal cracks; and repairing or replacing bogie pivot pins and pivot pin bushes, if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks and damage to the main and central landing gear, which could result in the collapse of the landing gear and adversely affect the airplane's continued safe flight and landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-07932
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France EC130B4 helicopters. This AD requires visually checking the center windscreen panel (center windscreen) for a crack and replacing the center windscreen if there is a crack, if the windscreen distorts during flight, or within 12 months. This AD was prompted by in-flight cracking and failure of a center windscreen. The actions of this AD are intended to detect a crack in the blending radii of the center windscreen to prevent failure of the windscreen, injury to the flight crew, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-03903
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes equipped with Rolls- Royce RB211-535E engines. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections for signs of damage of the aft hinge fittings and attachment bolts of the thrust reversers, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The existing AD also provides for an optional terminating modification for the repetitive inspections. For certain airplanes, this new AD adds a one-time inspection of the washers installed under the attachment bolts of the aft hinge fittings for correct installation sequence, and reinstallation if necessary. This new AD also adds an option for installing a redesigned aft hinge fitting with the trim already done, instead of trimming an existing or new hinge fitting, which is included in the existing optional terminating modification. This AD was prompted by reports of incorrectly installed washers under the attachment bolts of the aft hinge fittings of the thrust reversers. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the attachment bolts and consequent separation of a thrust reverser from the airplane during flight, which could result in structural damage to the airplane.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Oceana NAS, VA
Document Number: 2013-08210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E Airspace operating hours, and establish Class E Airspace at Oceana Naval Air Station, (NAS), VA, due to the Air Traffic Control Tower at Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field) operating on a part time basis. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the airport's geographic coordinates.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08205
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracking in a lower longeron in a nacelle. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the lower longerons in the nacelles and replacement with new longerons or repair if necessary. Additionally, this proposed AD specifies an optional terminating action. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could result in degradation of the structural integrity of the nacelle and possible collapse of the main landing gear (MLG).
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08204
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. The existing AD currently requires revising the airworthiness limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness of the maintenance requirements manual (MRM) by incorporating procedures for repetitive functional tests of the pilot input lever of the pitch feel simulator (PFS) units and new repetitive functional tests of the pilot input lever of the PFS unit, and corrective actions if necessary; and, after initiating the new tests, removing of the existing procedures for the repetitive functional tests from the MRM. The existing AD was prompted by a report that the shear pin located in the input lever of two PFS units failed due to fatigue. Since we issued that AD, a new re-designed PFS unit has been developed, which eliminates the need for repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would require replacing certain PFS units with the new redesigned PFS unit. This proposed AD would also remove certain airplanes from the applicability and add certain airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent undetected failure of the shear pins of both PFS units simultaneously, which could result in loss of pitch feel forces and consequent reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. That NPRM proposed replacing all three advance pneumatic detectors (APDs) with new detector assemblies. That NPRM was prompted by reports of ADPs for engine fire/overheat detector assemblies failing to reset after activation due to permanent deformation of the detector switch diaphragm after being exposed to high temperatures. This action revises that NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent a continued engine fire indication in the cockpit after the actual fire has been extinguished, which is misleading and might influence the pilot to conduct a potentially hazardous ``off- airport'' landing. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; B-N Group Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08194
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for B-N Group Ltd. Models BN-2, BN-2A, BN2A MK. III, BN2A MK. III-2, BN2A MK. III-3, BN-2A-2, BN-2A-20, BN-2A-21, BN-2A-26, BN-2A-27, BN-2A-3, BN-2A- 6, BN-2A-8, BN-2A-9, BN-2B-20, BN-2B-21, BN-2B-26, BN-2B-27, BN-2T, and BN-2T-4R airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as inadequate sealing of the fuel filler cap (fuel tank cap) and the fuel filler receptacle (fuel tank opening), which could lead to contaminated fuel and result in in-flight shutdown of the engine. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08188
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG Model G 115E airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as incorrect cable routing causing electrical shorting behind the left-hand (LH) cockpit instrument panel. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330-200 Airplanes; Bulk Cargo Lower Deck Crew Rest Compartments
Document Number: 2013-08156
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A330- 200 airplane. This airplane as modified by TTF Aerospace LLC will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of bulk cargo lower deck crew rest compartments. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Reading, PA
Document Number: 2013-08102
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E Airspace at Reading, PA, as the SHAPP OM navigation aid has been decommissioned, requiring the modification of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Caldwell, NJ
Document Number: 2013-08101
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E Airspace at Caldwell, NJ as the Paterson Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Essex County Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Leesburg, VA
Document Number: 2013-08087
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E surface airspace at Leesburg, VA, to aid Potomac TRACON in the safe and orderly flow of air traffic at Leesburg Executive Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Record of Decision (ROD) for Issuing Launch and Reentry Licenses to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) for Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy Commercial Launch Operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California
Document Number: 2013-08083
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA; 42 United States Code 4321 et seq.), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500 to 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA is announcing the availability of a FONSI/ROD, based on the analysis and findings of the U.S. Air Force's (USAF's) March 2011 Final Environmental Assessment for Falcon 9 and Falcon 9 Heavy Launch Vehicle Programs from Space Launch Complex 4 East (the EA).
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-08081
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08048
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that certain flap actuators require restoration by installing a redesigned flap actuator inboard pinion seal. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance program by incorporating new airworthiness limitation tasks. We are proposing this AD to prevent flap system failure, and consequent reduced landing performance of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-07935
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535E4-B-37 series turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by recalculating the life of certain life limited parts operated to certain flight profiles. This proposed AD would require removal of affected parts using a drawdown plan. We are proposing this AD to prevent the failure of critical rotating parts, which could result in uncontained failure of the engine and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2013-07934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW118A, PW118B, PW119B, PW119C, PW123, PW123B, PW123C, PW123D, PW123E, PW123AF, PW124B, PW125B, PW126A, PW127, PW127E, PW127F, PW127G, and PW127M turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fractures of the 1st stage power turbine (PT) blade. This proposed AD would require inspection of the 1st stage PT blades and the removal from service of those blades that fail the inspection or their replacement with blades eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to prevent fracture of the 1st stage PT blade, possible engine fire, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-07931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535E4-37, RB211-535E4-B-37, RB211-535E4-C- 37, and RB211-535E4-B-75 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by RR updating the low-cycle-fatigue life analysis for the low pressure turbine (LPT) stage 2 discs. This proposed AD would require removal of affected parts using a drawdown plan. We are proposing this AD to prevent LPT stage 2 disc failure, which could result in uncontained engine damage and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-07930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-524B-02; -524B2-19; -524B3-02; - 524B4-02; -524C2-19; -524D4-19; -524D4-B-19; -524D4-39; -535C-37; - 535E4-37; -535E4-B-37, and -535E4-B-75 turbofan engines, and all RB211- 524G2-19; -524G3-19; -524H2-19; and -524H-36 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by the discovery of a cracked and distorted front combustion liner (FCL) metering panel, which was made from the wrong material. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the FCL metering panel to determine if it was made from N75 material and replacing it with one made from C263 material if it was made from N75 material. We are proposing this AD to prevent hot gas burning through the engine casing, which could result in an under-cowl fire and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-07211
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model SA-365N1, AS-365N2, and AS 365 N3 helicopters. This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) to prohibit flight in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) or night visual flight rules (VFR) for each helicopter with a vertical gyro unit GV76-1 installed upon a non- reinforced shelf in the rear cargo compartment. Also, this AD requires modifying the GV76-1 vertical gyro unit shelf and testing for correct function of the navigation systems. This AD was prompted by flight crew reports of deviations between the displayed attitude on the attitude display screen and the independent electromechanical standby attitude indicator. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an undetected flight display error of a slow drift in the roll axis, disorientation of the pilot, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07209
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the aft attach lugs of the elevator tab control mechanisms, and replacement of any discrepant elevator tab control mechanism. This new AD requires replacing the left and right elevator tab control mechanisms with elevator tab control mechanisms that have the modified attach lugs, which would terminate the existing requirements. This AD was prompted by reports of failure of the aft attach lugs on the elevator tab control mechanisms, which resulted in severe elevator vibration; and reports of gaps in elevator tab control mechanisms and analysis indicating that additional elevator tab control mechanisms might have bearings that will come loose. We are issuing this AD to prevent discrepancies in the aft attach lugs of the elevator tab control mechanism, which could result in severe elevator and tab vibration. Consequent structural failure of the elevator or horizontal stabilizer could result in loss of structural integrity and aircraft control.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-06589
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 190, 195 (L-126A,B,C), 195A, and 195B airplanes that are equipped with certain inboard aileron hinge brackets. That AD currently requires you to repetitively inspect the affected inboard aileron hinge brackets for cracks or corrosion and replace them if cracks or corrosion is found. Replacement with aluminum brackets would terminate the need for the repetitive inspections. This new AD retains the actions of AD 2004-21-08 while requiring future compliance following a revised service bulletin that clarifies the casting numbers and part numbers to be inspected. This AD was prompted by reports of confusion between the casting number on the aileron hinge bracket and the part number (P/N) called out in the AD. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Twenty Fourth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203, Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Document Number: 2013-07719
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty third meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
33rd Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services
Document Number: 2013-07716
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the thirty-first meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 206, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services.
Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Primary, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-07714
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces May 1, 2013, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2013 entitlement funds available under Section 47105(f) of Title 49, United States Code, to accomplish Airport Improvement Program (AIP)-eligible projects that the sponsor previously identified through the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) process during the preceding year. The sponsor's notification must address all entitlement funds apportioned for fiscal year 2013, as well as any funds unused from prior years. After Friday, July 26, 2013, the FAA will carry over all remaining entitlement funds, and the funds will not be available again until at least the beginning of fiscal year 2014. This notification requirement does not apply to non-primary airports covered by the block-grant program.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Boulder Municipal Airport, Boulder, CO
Document Number: 2013-07663
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Boulder Municipal Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Special Conditions: Turbomeca Ardiden 3K Turboshaft Engine
Document Number: 2013-07662
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are issuing these special conditions for the Turbomeca Ardiden 3K model engines. This engine model will have a novel or unusual design feature that is a 30-minute all engines operating (AEO) power rating for hovering at increased power (HIP). This rating is primarily intended for high-power hovering operations that are normal mission functions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the FAA considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Sikorsky Memorial Airport, in Bridgeport, CT
Document Number: 2013-07660
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from Sikorsky Memorial Airport, in Bridgeport, CT to waive the surplus property requirements for approximately 11 acres of airport property located at Sikorsky Memorial Airport, in Bridgeport, CT. The subject parcels have been used for non-aeronautical purposes for over 25 years under temporary, partial release of surplus property requirements. It has been determined through study and master planning that the subject parcels will not be needed for aeronautical purposes, rather the proceeds of the sale will be used as the sponsors share of needed safety area improvement projects. Full and permanent relief of the surplus property requirements on this specific parcel will allow the airport to make the necessary aviation-safety improvements on the airfield.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: High Speed Limiting
Document Number: 2013-07651
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects an error that appeared in Docket No. FAA-2012-1215, Special Conditions No. 25-12-482-SC, which was published in the Federal Register on February 19, 2013 (78 FR 11562). The error was an extra number, ``12,'' in the number of Special Conditions. To avoid confusion, the special conditions published as Docket No. FAA- 2012-1215, Special Conditions No. 25-12-482-SC, has been renamed Docket No. FAA-2012-1215, Special Conditions No. 25-482-SC. The heading of this correction also reflects the correct Special Conditions No. 25- 482-SC.